Kneeling Male Figure

Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.)
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This bronze figure was cast using the lost-wax (cire perdu) technique with the core armature inside.


The third eye in the forehead indicates that this figure identified himself with Shiva, but his kneeling stance with hands raised in a gesture of adoration indicates that he is a devotee of Shiva, who has taken on aspects of the god's physical appearance. The style of the lower garment with the low-slung belt is typical of work from the so-called Baphuon period of Khmer sculpture, like the stone standing image to the left. The eyes, eyebrows, moustache, and beard were once inlaid with silver.
Kneeling Male Figure

Kneeling Male Figure


Cambodia, Angkor, Baphuon, Baphuon Period, 11th Century

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